RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Our Galactic Imperial Red boldly goes where no Red has gone before. We gave it all the Centennial and Cascade hops we’ve got to bring the floral and citrus flavor and aroma to Warp 5. With a rich caramel malt structure strong enough to withstand any blackhole and a warming finish that can stave off the cold of space, one sip and you’ll be calling it Number One.

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anders37 (26878) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2011
Bottle @ SBWF2011. Pours a clear pale amber color with a small off-whit ehead. Has a fruity malty piney hoppy aroma. Sweetish malty piney hoppy flavor. Has a sweetish malt hoppy bitter finish.

oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 7, 2012
Bottled. Amber colour with a small slightly off-white head. Aroma is alcohol, some slight wood, mild herbs, toffee and mild ripe fruityness. Flavour is ripe fruits, wooden notes, mild resiny and grassy notes as well as quite strong alcoholic sweetness.

Travlr (25821) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 22, 2011
Draft at BikeBar. I’m not usually a fan of red ales, but this one was more than a cut above the rest. Pine aroma, and a spicy caramel taste with a dry and bitter finish.

omhper (25564) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2011
Bottled at Stockholm Beer Festival. Hazy nut brown, small head. Floral nose with a caramelly syrupy mess underneath. Very sweet, sticky and heavy. Loads of of syrupy bread. Long resiny bitterness. Unbalanced.

fiulijn (21022) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2013
Bottle from Brewery Creek, Vancouver
Dark amber color, hazy, with compact head. The aroma is very nice: caramel, hops, oranges, a hint of orange flowers, some sweat from the hop. Lean body, very good caramel flavor, with moderate residual sweetness, and a delicious touch of fudge; also some vanilla oak; perfect bitterness level; the hop provides a lot of soft resins and bitter orange character; long final.
Wonderful balance.

mcberko (18583) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 4, 2011
Sampled on tap at SIB, pours orangey amber with a small beige head. Aroma of light fruits, dry caramel malts and light hops. Flavour of sweet fruits, but dry at the same time, dry caramel malts, slight fruity tang on the finish. Solid but lacking.

brokensail (16633) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 8, 2011
A: The beer pours a very clear amber with a thin off-white head. Pretty standard. S: Starts off with some fruity citrus hops (including some citrus peel). There is a light floral note to go along with toffee and bread. A strong candy sweetness that sort of ruins it for me. A little bit of pine on back end. T: Same sort of story here. Very sweet with an almost candy/sugar flavor. Hints of tropical fruits as well as citrus peel and pine. A moderate bitterness along with grass and chalk; perhaps a slight booze note. M: Medium to full in body with a medium level of carbonation. O: Really a let down for me. I had hoped for a nice hoppy red ale, but that’s not what I got. Overly sweet and just not very good.

bhensonb (15618) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 22, 2011
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours a very dark ruddy copper/amber with a bubbly off-white head. Aroma is warm cooked light fruits and roasted caramel. Near full bodied. Flavor is roast malt, very smooth, and a lot of hop. I’m calling a mix of citrus/floral/resin. It has no harsh character. The hop is not excessively bitter - but it is extremely strong. 100 IBU is believable. There’s a lot of malt sugar, but the hop is so strongly present that sweet does not seem to be in it. The edges of my tongue are curling up in luxurious bitter, but the palate is balanced. I call complexity and brilliance on this ale.

djd07 (15342) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2015
On tap at Hopworks Bikebar. Pours a clear copper with small white head. The aroma is pine and grapefruit. Medium mouth, caramel, grass, grapefruit, resin finish, nice bitterness, very good.

bu11zeye (13140) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2014
(22oz bottle) Pours a clear orange body with a medium cream head. Aroma of caramel, bread, cherry, raisins, toffee, and honey. Flavor of caramel, toffee, grass, pine, and citrus with a dry, bitter finish.

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